STCC offering summer program for teenagers

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Technical Community College announced a summer program for participants between ages 11 and 16 that will offer learning courses in science, technology, engineering, math, arts, and sports.

The College for Kids program will give tweens and teens the chance to have fun learning about public speaking, basketball, physics, acting, and coding.

These sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except for Entrepreneurship 101:

  • It’s Your Turn, Take the Mic, June 21-25 (Girls, ages 11-14, $189): A workshop in public speaking that seeks to empower girls to have more confidence and self-esteem and develop the poise and communication skills needed to engage in effective public speaking.
  • And Action!!! August 2-6 (ages 11-14, $189): Participants will learn about the fundamentals of performance and expression through games and collaborative exercises.
  • Entrepreneurship 101, August 9-13, 9:30 a.m. to noon, (ages 13-16, $129): A workshop on how to start your own business, the entrepreneurship mindset, innovative ideas, customer discovery, and pitching your idea to others.
  • Coding August 16-20 (ages 11-14, $189): A course on coding using the P5 JavaScript framework.

A page on STCC’s website has been created for those interesting in learning more about the summer programs.

“The college is so pleased to be able to join the college challenge which is part of the White House Initiative, involving 600 colleges and universities around the country. And to have 70 percent of the adult population vaccinated by July fourth,” said STCC Interim Vice President Shai Butler.

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